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  • Moby Dick - Oxford World's Classics

    Melville, Herman
    (3425864)

    This classic story of high adventure, manic obsession, and metaphysical speculation was Melville's masterpiece. The tale of Captain Ahab's frantic pursuit of the cunning and notorious white whale Moby Dick, is packed with drama, and draws heavily on...

  • Frankenstein - Oxford World's Classics

    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
    (8433487)

    Frankenstein was Mary Shelley's immensely powerful contribution to the ghost stories which she, Percy Shelley, and Byron wrote one wet summer in Switzerland. Its protagonist is a young student of natural philosophy, who learns the secret of...

  • Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde And...

    Stevenson, Robert Louis
    (9204753)

    Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare, that has thrilled readers ever since. Also included in this edition are a number of short stories and essays of the...

  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray - Oxford World's...

    Wilde, Oscar
    (9205189)

    Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources.

  • Villette - Oxford World's Classics

    Bronte, Charlotte
    (3686852)

    A new edition of this classic from one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Features the definitive Clarendon edition of Villette which is sourced from the earliest printings of Bronte's great work. The text is supplemented with a...

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  • Camilla - Oxford World's Classics - Oxford...

    Burney,Fanny
    (9204250)

    First published in 1796, Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people-Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the daughters of a country parson, and their cousin Indiana Lynmere-and, in particular, with the love affair between...

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  • The Communist Manifesto - Oxford World's...

    Marx,Karl; Engels
    (9204575)

    The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential pieces of political propaganda ever written. It is a summary of the whole Marxist vision of history and is the foundation document of the Marxist movement. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were...

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  • Jane Eyre - Oxford World's Classics

    Bronte, Charlotte
    (8554134)

    A brilliant new edition of one of the flagship's of Victorian fiction includes a new introduction and revised notes from one of the foremost Bronte scholars. This text is based on the definitive Clarendon edition, based on the original editions of...

  • The Jungle Books - Oxford World's Classics

    Kipling, Rudyard
    (9204532)

    The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute a complex literary work of art in which the whole of Kipling's philosophy of life is expressed in miniature. They are best known for the...

  • The Professor - Oxford World's Classics

    Bronte, Charlotte
    (3686850)

    The Professor (1845-6), written before Jane Eyre, challenged contemporary expectations of the novel by its brevity, realism, and insistence on a working career both before and after marriage for its hero and heroine. Strikingly up to date for its...

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  • Teenage Writings - Oxford World's Classics

    Austen, Jane
    (9729612)

    Three notebooks of Jane Austen's teenage writings survive. The earliest pieces probably date from 1786 or 1787, around the time that Jane, aged 11 or 12, and her older sister and collaborator Cassandra left school. By this point Austen was already an...

  • Agnes Grey - Oxford World's Classics

    Bronte,Anne
    (9204231)

    In Agnes Grey Anne Bronte drew on her own experiences as a governess, trying to cope with unmanageable children with little respect from her employer. It combines a wonderful study of Victorian responses to children with a story of romantic love, and...

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  • The Great Gatsby - Oxford World's Classics

    Fitzgerald, F. Scott
    (4894969)

    The Great Gatsby (1925) is probably the most popular American novel of the twentieth century. This new edition incorporates the latest critical approaches and uses the first edition American text as F. Scott Fitzgerald intended it. Generously...

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  • What Maisie Knew - Oxford World's Classics

    James, Henry
    (9204491)

    The child of violently divorced parents, Maisie Farange opens her eyes on a distinctly modern world. Mothers and fathers keep changing their partners and names, while she herself becomes the pretext for all sorts of adult sexual intrigue. The novel...

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  • A Simple Story - Oxford World's Classics

    Inchbald,Elizabeth
    (9204476)

    When Miss Milner announces her passion for her guardian, a Catholic priest, she breaks through the double barrier of religious vocation and society's standards of `proper' womanly behaviour. Her love is legitimized when Dorriforth is released from...

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  • The Poetic Edda - Oxford World's Classics

    Larrington,Carolyne
    (9204540)

    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and...

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  • Frankenstein - Oxford World's Classics

    Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
    (2643840)

    Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture—the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the...

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  • Le Morte Darthur - Oxford World's Classics

    Malory,Thomas
    (9204568)

    The greatest English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight prisoner'. This generously annotated edition, in a new abridgement by Helen Cooper based on the Winchester manuscript,...

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  • Dracula - Oxford World's Classics

    Stoker, Bram
    (9204755)

    Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic shocker introduced Count Dracula to the world. He plans to wreak havoc on London, and only a small band of men and women, led by Professor Van Helsing, can defeat him. Dracula is the most famous of vampire stories, and...

  • Metamorphoses - Oxford World's Classics

    Ovid,
    (9204608)

    The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality.

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  • Authors In Context Oscar Wilde - Oxford...

    Sloan,John
    (9204737)

    Wit, dandy, literary anarchist, self-publicist, and homosexual martyr: Wilde achieved fame and notoriety at a time when mass culture and communication promoted the 'new' in every area of British life. This book examines the rich interplay between...

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  • Notebooks - Oxford World's Classics

    LEONARDO DA VINCI
    (9204545)

    This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70...

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  • On The Origin Of Species - Oxford World's...

    Darwin,Charles
    (2643839)

    In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. The present edition provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first...

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  • Flush - Oxford World's Classics

    Woolf, Virginia
    (6089690)

    Virginia Woolf's humorous biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel is charming yet also radical. A work of sensuous imagination, it opens up a range of questions about class, society, and cultural attitudes which are woven throughout the...

  • War And Peace - Oxford World's Classics

    Tolstoy, Leo
    (9204782)

    Tolstoy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. In this revised and updated version of the definitive and highly acclaimed Maude translation...

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  • Orlando Furioso - Oxford World's Classics

    Ariosto, Ludovico
    (9204185)

    `I sing of knights and ladies, of love and arms, of courtly chivalry, of courageous deeds.' So begins Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532), the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France. It is a brilliantly...

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  • Paradise Lost - Oxford World's Classics

    Milton, John
    (9204590)

    From almost the moment of its publication in 1667, Paradise Lost was considered a classic. This new edition is derived from the editors modernized Oxford Authors text, with a new introduction that discusses the poem's complexity and critical history...

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  • Idylls - Oxford World's Classics

    Theocritus,
    (9204772)

    Theocritus of Syracuse (first half of the third century BC) was the inventor of 'bucolic' poetry, the principal model for Virgil in the Eclogues and the foundational figure of the western pastoral tradition. The great variety of his other poems -...

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  • Anna Karenina - Oxford World's Classics

    Tolstoy, Leo
    (9204777)

    One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina is the story of a beautiful woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties. This major new translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional...

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  • Pride And Prejudice - Oxford World's...

    Austen, Jane
    (9204199)

    Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. In this new edition Fiona Stafford considers the...

  • Late Victorian Gothic Tales - Oxford World's...

    Luckhurst,Roger
    (9204561)

    This anthology collects together some of the most famous examples of the Gothic tale in the 1890s, with stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, Vernon Lee, Henry James and Arthur Machen, as well as some lesser known yet superbly chilling tales from the era....

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  • Alexander The Great - Oxford World's...

    Arrian
    (9204192)

    Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts...

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  • Rob Roy - Oxford World's Classics

    Scott, Walter
    (9205182)

    For the most popular of his Scottish romances, published at the end of 1817, Scott drew on the legends and historical anecdotes about Rob Roy MacGregor he had collected in his youth. By turns thrilling and comic, Rob Roy contains Scott's most...

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  • The Ladies' Paradise - Oxford World's...

    Zola, Emile
    (9204875)

    The Ladies' Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames) recounts the spectacular development of the modern department store in late nineteenth-century Paris. The store is a symbol of capitalism, of the modern city, and of the bourgeois family; it is emblematic...

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  • The Monk - Oxford World's Classics

    Lewis,Matthew
    (9204547)

    The Monk (1796) is a masterpiece of Gothic fiction and the first horror novel in English literature. It tells of the pious monk Ambrosio's descent into depravity, his passion leading to rape, blasphemy, black magic, incest, and murder. Its...

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  • Wuthering Heights - Oxford World's Classics

    Bronte, Emily
    (9204235)

    Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language, and a potent tale of revenge. This new edition explores its extraordinary power and unique style and narrative structure, and includes a selection of poems by Emily...

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  • The Theory Of The Leisure Class - Oxford...

    Veblen,Thorstein
    (9204811)

    Veblen's landmark study of affluent American society exposes the 'pecuniary culture' and 'conspicuous consumption' that results when unessential goods are exploited at the expense of production of true value. This new edition examines Veblen's still...

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  • Walden - Oxford World's Classics

    Thoreau, Henry David
    (9204773)

    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, disdainful of America's growing commercialism and industrialism, left his home town of Concord, Massachusetts to begin a new life alone, in a rough hut on the north-west shore of Walden Pond. Walden is Thoreau's classic...

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  • Selected Poetry - Oxford World's Classics

    Pope, Alexander
    (8763228)

    Alexander Pope is regarded as the most important poet of the early eighteenth century. This collection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of Pope's major works, includes such important poems as The Rape of the Lock, Windsor Forest and...

  • Meditations - Oxford World's Classics

    Marcus Aurelius
    (9204572)

    Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a...

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  • On Liberty, Utilitarianism And Other Essays...

    Mill, John Stuart
    (9204588)

    The four essays in this volume examine the most central issues that face liberal democratic regimes. They tackle the protection of individual liberty, the basic principles of ethics, the benefits and the costs of representative institutions, and the...

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  • The Golden Bough - Oxford World's Classics

    Frazer, James George
    (9204399)

    A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was...

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  • The Phantom Of The Opera - Oxford World's...

    Leroux, Gaston
    (9204546)

    Leroux's classic Gothic melodrama, here freshly presented in a vivid new translation, with informative introduction and notes. The original novel behind Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical, The Phantom of the Opera tells of the masked Phantom whose...

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  • Moll Flanders - Oxford World's Classics -...

    Defoe, Daniel
    (9204318)

    Moll Flanders - whore, wife, thief, felon, penitent - tells the racy tale of her life in Defoe's extraordinary novel. An account of opportunism, endurance, and survival that speaks as strongly today as it did to its first readers, this new edition...

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